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Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
california, mr. miller, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, i rise today with my colleagues to pay special tribute to several members of the california democratic delegation. it whose service in congress is shortly coming to an end. these six members served this house and their constituents with dedication and deserve our gratitude for the hard work they have done on behalf of california and our country. representative joe baca who was elected in 2002, served for 10 years from the 43rd congressional district. representative howard berman elected in 1982 and served 30 years from the 28th district. representative bob filner sworn in this month as mayor of san diego and served for 20 years. representative laura richardson served for five years from the 37th district. representative pete stark, outgoing dean of our delegation was elected in 1972 and served more than 40 wreers from the 13th district. representative lynn woolsey served for 20 years from the 6th congressional district.
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
to the sponsor of the house preemie act, the gentlewoman from california, mrs. etchue, such time as he she -- ms. eshoo, such time as she may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. eshoo: i thank the gentleman. madam speaker, i'm very proud to rise in support of the preemie act legislation that i introduced with congressman leonard lance. he's been a terrific partner, not only on this legislation but on other pieces of legislation that we've moved through the energy and commerce committee and i salute him. this bill will expand research, education and prevention of preterm births. as the mother of two children i know how precious the earliest part of life is and it's our responsibility to do everything we can to make sure that our little ones begin their lives with more than a fighting chance. each year, as was stated, each year half a million babies are born prematurely in our country, and preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn mortality and the second leading cause of infant mortality. babies born even a few weeks too early can require weeks
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 10:00am EST
: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on armed services i ask unanimous consent to take the speaker's table the bill h.r. 4310 with a senate amendment thereto, disagree to the senate amendment, and agree to the conference requested by the senate. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4310, an act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the department of defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the department of energy to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. . the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to instruct the motion conferees, the national defense authorization for fiscal year 2013, to accept the senate language that requires the plan for promoting the security of afghan w
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
east merced street in fowler, california thearks cecil e. bolt post office. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. farenthold, and the gentlelady from new york, mrs. maloney each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. farenthold: i yield myself such time as i may consume and ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days with which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. farenthold: mr. speaker, h.r. 4389 introduced by the gentleman from california, mr. costa, would designate the facile i have to the united states postal service, located at 19 east merced street in fowler, california a this has the cecil e. bolt post office this bill was introduced on april 18 and prereported favorably from the committee on government oversight and reform on june 7. cecil bolt was drafted into the army prior to the start of world war ii. he was assigned to the allusion isl
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm EST
tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for 15 seconds. mr. dreier: i thank my friend for the 15 seconds, and i'll try not to exceed that. if i do i appreciate his generosity in yielding me such time as i might consume. mr. speaker, let me just say that i appreciate the fact that my friend said we should have a defense capability that is second to none. we should be pre-eminent in the world. i appreciate his statement that that needs to be done. i also appreciate the fact that he talks about the multifairous societal needs out there, ensuring we don't see those who are struggling to make ends meet suffer. we concur wholeheartedly in that goal. but i have said this time and time again, i said it in the rules committee, and mr. bishop and i had a discussion about this. and mr. hastings got into this as well. and that is i argue, this is my perspective, and thomas jefferson said two thinking people given the exact same of facts can draw different conclusions, but i concluded as i look at the preamble of the constitution with all of the important statements in there, we th
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 2:55pm EST
: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from west virginia, mrs. capito, and the gentleman from california, mr. sherman, each will control 20 minutes. the chair rebling nices the gentlewoman from west virginia. mrs. capito: thank you. i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and add extraneous material on this bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. capito: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. capito: i would like to first thank mr. luetkemeyer and mr. sherman for offering the bill before the house today. i would like to thank -- the house has already passed one bill for duplicative requirement on the a.t.m. machine. common sense reform. i've ask that they provide this regulatory relief for banks and credit unions across the country. i know that mr. luetkemeyer share misconcerns that federal agencies have piled on more regulations without assessing the current regulatory regime to remove outdated, unnecessary, and overly burdensome regulations. last y
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am EST
recognizes the gentlewoman from california, ms. woolsey, for five minutes. ms. woolsey: mr. speaker, the past weekend -- this past weekend we observed world aids day, a time to remember those lost to this horrific disease and to recommit ourselves to prevention, treatment and ultimately a cure. for more than 30 years now, hiv-aids has exacted a huge toll, killing more than 25 million people. every 9 1/2 minutes in our country, someone is infected. but this is predominantly a disease of the developing world. a shocking 33.4 million people are living with hiv-aids today, almost all in the world's poorer countries. particularly subsaharan africa. too many don't have access to the medication and overall health care infrastructure that they need. aids is linked to many other problems of poverty, malnutrition and other inphishes diseases as well. -- infectous diseases as well. it contributes to a sense of helplessness in countries that are already susceptible to violence and terrorism. if we don't contain and defeat this epidemic it will undermine democratic governments. it will continue to impede
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 10:00am EST
warriors do. he spent time in a recovery facility in california to cope with the mental wounds of war. then in august, john decided to get some r&r. he wanted to go to costa rica with a fellow marine, ian, and they wanted to go on a surfing trip. according to ian, surfing gave john a peace of mind and helped really with his therapy. so the two packed up their car with their surf boards and began their journey from florida to costa rica. their trip took them through texas to the border, brownsville, texas. there they crossed the international border into matamoros, mexico, and that's as far as they got. john carried with him 100-year-old antique gun, a family air loom that belonged to his grandfather. when they arrived at the customs and border protection in texas, john did what he was supposed to do. he filled out all the necessary paperwork. he talked to u.s. customs and verified with them that the gun did not violate any mexican law. the two allegedly handed the mexican officials the paperwork regarding the rifle, but instead of continuing on their way to costa rica to go surfing, h
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
on september 8, 2001 new york sacramento, california. -- in sacramento, california. >> my name is paul mauser, i'm the father of paul maus -- of daniel mauser who was killed in the massacre at columbine high school. >> my name is paul wilson. my beautiful wife christy lyn wilson, 26 years, was cowardly shot and killed in california, onth 12, 2011. -- october 12, 2011. >> i'm andre, i am father of bear. my son miraculously survived the shooting, he was in the line of fire. i am here not to represent the entire town, i am here just on my own accord. >> obviously the town that andre is talking about is newtown, connecticut. before we begin, is there anybody else here who has a story they want to share? i also come to this issue through personal experience. my younger brother was shot in a shooting that happened on the observation deck of the empire state building and i have some prepared remarks here but before i begin them, i just want to point out today there will be 32 more families that know the pain and horror that you just heard here today. we pay a lot of attention, and appropriately so,
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
california continues to reserve. the gentlelady from kentucky is recognized. mr. whitfield: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to recognize for a period of three minutes dr. roe of tennessee who's a member of the education committee, for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for three minutes. mr. roe: i thank the gentleman, the chairman, for yielding, and, mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 6582. this legislation would establish a uniform energy efficient descripter for all water heaters, walk-in freezers and walk-in coolers. the legislation also improves the testing methods that determine whether or not these products are energy efficient which will provide certainty for manufacturers and their products. in my hometown is one of the largest manufacturers who make up to 8,000 water heaters a day. and this is a real jobs issue in my hometown. these jobs have good retirement plans, health insurance and their competitors are both in canada and mexico and we need to do anything we can to help support these local manufacturers. this
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 10:00am EST
in the stockton, california, schoolyard at the cleveland elementary school. you would have thought that we would have acted. bills were put in. it took us until 1993, four years, to pass the gun -- assault weapon ban. courageous legislators stood up and said enough is enough. but hearings and all went on and on, about military-style weapons that should be banned. anybody knows you don't hunt with a banana clip with 30 shells in it or 30 bullets in it. that's not hunting. that's not what you use at a gun range. and that you should not be able -- we know we shouldn't be able to buy a gun if you have a record or serious mental illness. you would think those things that were common sense would become law. they became law in 1993, and there was a pushback from the national rifle association that said, well, all right. you can pass this. but put a 10-year sunset on it. why do you put a sunset on an assault weapon ban? but we did. the fight was led by a courageous lawmaker who was willing to stand up, take the chance of having the n.r.a. come down on him, name is pete stark. pete stark led the fight in
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
to the gentleman from california, the vice chairman of the democrat caucus, mr. becerra. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. mr. becerra: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. if you're in the middle class, shouldn't it feel like you're in the middle of america? yet the politics of extremism is pushing the middle class to the very edge. the very edge. our house republican colleagues continue to ignore the calls from the american people to extend middle class tax cuts now . that politics of extremism is threatening to raise taxes on the middle class by the amount of about $2,200 starting january 1. republicans should once and for all join with democrats and the american public to bring the bipartisan senate-passed middle class tax cut bill to a vote on the house floor. . 97% of small businesses don't see a single tax increase next year. democrats and 2/3 of the american people agree with the growing number of republicans who are telling the republican colleagues, take the 98% deal. take the 98% deal. my friends, this is not the time to put the foot
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 1:00pm EST
is recognized. mr. smith: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. rohrabacher. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. mr. rohrabacher: thank you very much. i rise in strong opposition to h.r. 6621. the bill being considered promotes and is being promoted as a technical corrections piece of legislation and by and large that's exactly what it is. but it also -- there's one provision of this bill that raises significant concerns and needs to be addressed, and i have asked my friend from michigan, perhaps, to consider this and perhaps reconsider his position on the bill, because i'm sure he does not know about this. one of our country's patent -- our country's patent system has long been one of the strongest in the world, and one of its basic tenets has been the steadfast adherence to the principle of total confidentiality of a patent application until the patent is granted. the congress has repeatedly stood by that principle even though there have been many powerful forces in this country trying to eliminate that concept, but we have
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 10:00am EST
the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? without objection, the gentlelady from california is recognized for one minute. ms. sanchez: mr. speaker, down here in the well you might think that we are not a very friendly bunch towards each other but i want to let people know today that we actually have a lot of friendships here on this floor. and i want to take this time this week before we break for christmas to say good-bye to some of my friends who are leaving from congress, especially from the democratic side. but i have a particularly good friend on the other side. congressman gallegly. and he's had a congressional career here for 25 years, he's been a leader in -- and a fierce defender in animal rights. and with the successful passage of legislation that he recently sponsored, the creation and the sale of videos depicting the torture of animals, is forever illegal. and animals across -- lovers across the country are saying -- thankful for his leadership on that. and we a lot of times disagree on a lot of things politically, we've
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 10:00am EST
. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. mcclintock, for five minutes. mr. mcclintock: thank you, mr. speaker. to understand the federal budget mess and the so-called fiscal cliff, it's important to know three numbers. 39, 37 and 64. 39% is the combined growth of inflation in population over the last 10 years. 39%. 37% is the increase in revenues in the same period. that's despite the recession and the tax cuts. not quite keeping pace but pretty close. 64% is the number that is killing us. 64% is the increase in federal spending in that period. that's nearly twice the rate of inflation and population growth over the last 10 years. now, the spending side of the fiscal cliff is the so-called sequester, automatic cuts in federal spending. some say it's the end of western civilization as we know it. it's hardly the case. after a 64% increase in expenditures during this decade, the sequester doesn't actually cut spending at all. it simply limits spending growth next year to about half of a percent. now i opposed the budget deal that created the sequester las
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
's right. host: let's move on to alan in california, republican caller. what's the name of your town? south of santa barbara. caller: we are in california here. we have gone over the fiscal cliff here. we are billions of dollars in debt. democrats and the labor unions are bankrupting this state. so democrat parties are so good why are we bankrupt? don't you think it's time that the unions instead of spending billions of dollars on political campaigns, give that money back to the membership so they can pay their own way? and as taxpayers and people like me that live on a fixed income don't have to be taxed out of our homes and lose the money we work hard to make? host: mr. welch. guest: first of all you have worked hard and -- but a couple things. number one, i can't comment on the california situation. i just don't know enough about it. although the reports are things are starting to turn around a little bit there. and it's very tough to pass a budget when you've got that superis majority requirement. number two -- supermajority requirement. number two, how we got here, it's not unions. the
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
of california and beyond even the borders of this hallowed land. together today we meet to celebrate this democracy, lord, with which you have blessed us and we assemble to cast the votes that will elect the next president of these united states of america. we pray that each person casting a vote does so with a pure mind, heart, and soul seeking the very best and the highest good for the people of this great nation, economic stability, moral integrity, and the ability to lead the world as a true example of freedom and fairness. we pray for the president, that he may be strengthened daily by your grace, that he may constantly remember his calling as both a leader for and a servant of the people and that we, the citizens of these united states, those who have elected him might be his ever constant source of encouragement as he seeks to fulfill his duties and obligations. and finally, lord, we ask you to inspire all those who have been entrusted to elected office, that they may search deep within their hearts and find the way to work with one another and with the president for the good
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
business and promoting growth. california, illinois, and new york are prototypes of the better -- of the blue state model. texas, arizona, and indiana are prototypes of the red state model. but when these tendencies are added up across the nation, they produce something close to a stalemate. the blue state model is collapsing because of a tight cost and the effects of the taxes needed to maintain it. this evolution has produced a volatile alignment between the two political parties, with each controlling different jurisdictions, each taking sharply different views of taxation and each communicating with its own supporters. if the blue state model is dying, it signals the end of public spending with which is associated. what are the reasons for thinking the new deal regime is in the process of dying out? these are familiar -- debt, democracy, slowing economic growth, augmented by political polarization and inertia. within a decade, these factors may overwhelm the system of politics under which we have lived since the 1940's. that is real per-capita federal spending from 1950 to
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
now yield a minute and a half to the gentlelady from california, ms. waters, and congratulate her on becoming ranking member of the financial services committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. waters: the republican majority is trying to generate votes with plan b when it comes to protecting the american middle class from another taxpayer bailout. this gets a failing grade. it repeals our financial regulating authority that was created in the wall street reform act in too big to fail. consumer financial protection bureau, an agency to make sure that financial institutions play by the rules when it comes to mortgage and student loans, credit cards and payday lenders. it would eliminate the independent funding and instead tie their hands by making their bureau basically have to go through the appropriations process. the plan likewise eliminates the office of financial research, an agency that's tasked with collecting information on the health of our financial markets and conducting research on financial stability issues. finally, it would kill the home af
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
lewis, who chairs the appropriations committee. later, california democrat lynn woolsey on her work in congress. >> there are cynics who say that a party platform is something nobody bothers to read that does not often amount to much. whether it is different this time than it has ever been before, i believe the republican party has a platform that is a banner of bold, unmistakable colors with no pastel shades. >> you see the evolution of reagan as a politician. he talks in this speech about hope and about the future, and about an america free of having nuclear weapons aimed at them. it is a more optimistic view of the world, not just a denunciation of big government. his anti-communism is evolving. his cultural view is evolving. he has not yet acquired the tax cut philosophy that it so nicely into his outlook of empowered individuals. >> crucially on the political campaigns of ronald reagan, part of four days of american history tv. >> according to a recent pro public a report, parents are being saddled with student loans they cannot afford to repay. the national consumer law attorn
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
from california, mr. berman is recognized. mr. berman: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong support of h.con.res. 145 as amended and yield myself such time as i may consume. sproy the gentleman is recognized. mr. berman: i would like to thank the sponsor of this legislation, ms. ros-lehtinen, for her leadership on this issue and her work in addressing the north korean threat. earlier this month, north korea carried out a missile launch using ballistic missile technology in correct defiance of the international community this important resolution condemns their launch, calls on the north korea to live up to its commitments, admere to its international obligations and deal piecefully with its neighbors. this is a blatant violation of the u.n. security council resolutions. 1718 and 1874. we urge the security council to take strong and concerted action to demonstrate that pyongyang's actions are completely unacceptable. in familiar -- in particular we call on china and russia to work construct ily with other members of the council to show that the international community is united in co
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
and the big states, new york, california, and illinois, would have to much influence of a think there is a balance. others think that sent the candidates primarily go to these battleground states where it is too close to call to make up the 270 electoral college votes, that the other states get ignored and it suppresses turnout of therefore it is not good for democracy. so, there have been many amendments over the years. not many recently. they stopped in 1979. there was only one attempted to build this last session, 113th congress, did not go anywhere. many amendments attempted -- many states have innovations which we can talk about later if you like. to change the way they count the votes. host: let's go to the phones and go to casey from atlanta, georgia. caller: good morning. and good morning to your guest. guest: good morning. caller: i believe that this conversation is so enlightening and informative. professor thurber can certainly -- i believe 1988, in the state of west virginia, there was a democratic elector that was pledged for the democratic nominee, governor dukakis
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. garamendi: address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. garamendi: i come to the floor to celebrate california's greatest sons, the ambassador of jazz, dave brubeck who was born in concord, california, a city i'm proud to represent. drafted to serve in world war ii. he was later touring in jim crow south insisting on mixed raced quarter at the times. jazz is the voice of freedom. with sophistication, he would become a leader in the west coast cool jazz scene putting california on the map. dave performed before presidents, premiers and popes. he was named a master and was awarded the national medal of arts. on a personal note during the 16 years i represented stockton, brubeck came there to help the university of pacific and many chart yits, i yield back. without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday, december 10, marked the 60th anniversary of international human rights day. and as usual, the castro dictatorship d
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
were right that houses were overpriced in california, but they were overpriced before the bubble. houses in north carolina might cost you $600,000 before the bubble, $1.5 million at the height of the bubble, and now down to $400,000 -- four times as expensive as they would begin south carolina, which does not have land use restrictions. host: denver, colorado, ron. republican women. -- republican. caller: good morning. it seems like the community reinvestment act that was passed in 1975 more or less laid the foundation for the housing bubble as that was the beginning of the sub-prime. that evolves and was expanded upon. business took advantage of it. because of that we get the ball. the -- bubble. the cra is still on the books, and sub-prime loans are still being made. i was wondering, do you think a major part of the foundation was the community reinvestment act and ended should be eliminated? he called the community reinvestment act, i do not think it had as big or roll was people like to say. housing was already expensive in places like california and hawaii because of land us
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
get cut, that could mean job losses. it will affect the bottom line. host: doug from vista, california. independent caller. good morning. host: look at china. they are not as technologically advanced as far as military. they have one aircraft carrier and a small air force. that question was dodged. wheat dominate militarily and with nuclear-weapons compared to the rest of the world. there was a fear that it would become too powerful. here we go again with across- the-board cuts when we should be looking at the contract situation. there is a system with the contractors. in purchasing. the defense department succeeds all other areas of government. everybody supports our defense. i believe are most important national interest is our own people and putting the funding into rebuilding the urban areas of the united states and bringing poor people up to a standard of living where they can get by. we spent over $300 billion on iraq and afghanistan. guest: the caller is correct when he talks about china. they are just barely beginning to use aircraft carriers and things like this. they are much
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
and gentleman, the senator from the state of california, the honorable dianne feinstein. >> mr. speaker, leader pelosi, mrs. bush, leader reed, leader mcconnell, secretary of state hillary clinton and my colleagues in government, this is a special day to honor a special person in a special place. for many years, i have followed the tragedies and victories of this uncommonly courageous and persistent woman. in 1988, she quickly rose to be the voice of democracy in burma, creating the national league for democracy. elections followed in 1990, where her party won 80% of the seats. that joy quickly turned to tragedy. the military junta nullified the election and arrested aung san suu kyi. she would spend the better part of two decades under house arrest, unable even to visit her dying husband. in 1996, i recall being approached to sponsor a burma sanctions bill. sanctions were put in place in 1997 andsanctions were only loosened in july of this year. senator mcconnell later became one of aung san suu kyi's chief advocates in the senate and we continued to work on behalf of the people in burma. in 2
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 1:00pm EST
and how they work together. people in california may not buy a book on robert byrd, but they may buy a book on presidents. that is the reason i was so happy when senator howard baker -- his endorsements -- there is written on the back, i hope this book is a must read about robert byrd and the american presidency. baker caught what i was trying to convey. i was trying to make byrd appealed to the people outside of west virginia. another objective is important insights into each presidential administration. the eisenhower chapter. historians portray the happy days and everybody liked ike. the country enjoyed eight years of what president nixon called republican prosperity. when you read my chapter, you read when robert byrd is trying to help west virginia. which was suffering terribly this time. west virginia had extreme poverty. miners were out of work and byrd was trying to help the state. eisenhower kept vetoing. since the farewell address, there has been talk about the industrial complex. the new left tried to portray eisenhower as an anti- establishment liberal. it took me eight y
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am EST
-span. interviews with two retired house members. first jerry lewis and later, a conversation with california lynn woolsey. the epa administrator has announced her decision to resign her posts in january. the chief environmental watchdog is stepping down after a nearly four this year tenure , new controls on coal-fired plants. jackson found herself caught between administration pledges to solve controversial problems and steady resistant from groups that complaint the rules destroy jobs and make it harder for american companies to compete internationally. that is from the ap. steny hoyer will talk about the looming fiscal cliff during a briefing later today. that will be about 2:15 eastern and we'll have that life for you here on c-span. kent conrad is retiring after 26 years in office. he talked about partisanship in the senate and his time working on economic issues including his time on the bowles-simpson commission. this is 30 minutes. >> we're talking in a week full of farewell speeches. what is that like? >> it has been great. i have that going away party the night before. a lot of my collea
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
house members. a first, california republican jerry lewis, who shared -- shared the powerful operations committee, and later, democrat lynn woolsey, and officially known as the matriarch of the anti- war movement within congress. >> i enjoyed that is straightforward, comprehensive. and you can really sense what is happening without a pundit interjecting. that is what i appreciate about c-span. it is a great resource for anyone looking to become more familiar with how government works and the ins and outs of capitol hill. >> julie seger on c-span on verizon. c-span has been brought to you by your television provider as a public service. >> next, it is a global look at the economy with a speech by greek economist. among his many books, the economics professor recently minotaur" andobal natar we will show you as much as we can before the house gavels in at 2:00 p.m. eastern. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, france, -- friends, this is a singular honor to be a guest in this temple of civic life. thanks to all the good people for making this possible, to my publisher, the staff that are m
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
in debt. i have a retirement, have a very nice pension from the state of california bar when i was a state police officer. -- for when i was a state police officer. we're not putting enough emphasis on what has happened in the last 10 years, seven trillion dollars t 6o de dollars trillion and we lost in pensions. --7 dollars trillion to $60 trillion that we lost in pensions. what would you do? how long do you think it should take to get out of this mess that the corporate thieves have taken from us? guest: i think that we suffered a tremendous recession, and there has been an enormous loss of wealth. the question is, how do we create more wealth? how do we create more prosperity? if we can create more wealth within the country and our prosperity generally, we can spread that and try to get people back to where they were before. i do not think government does anything to create more wealth and prosperity. an economist said 150 years ago, everyone sees what the government does. the government gives a bunch of money out in programs. everyone sees that and cheers. what they do not see that in
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
will be away from the kids. i don't know. the headquarters are in california. my family is here. the one she seized on was that it just seems like a big job and i don't know if i know how to do it. she said, you are intimidated. that is good. be daunted. you want to feel daunted by your job. that means it's right for you. i listened to her and i took that job. even when i am in the job and i will sort of say, i kind of master this part of it, but now i'm going to take on this and that, you reach for your next thing so that it continues to feel vaunting and therefore fulfilling. let's face it. if you're not going to leave and doing these other things, then what you are involved in should be the billing. >> daunting. michelle, the world of sports has been male-dominated. you have been loaded one of the most important sportspeople in american history. there is all this sports jargon. what did you learn from sports that maybe guys have known for a longer time? >> there are a lot more women in sports now. there are a lot of things i've learned and can apply on a daily basis. hard work, dedication
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am EST
. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentlelady from california, the minority leader, ms. pelosi, for five minutes. ms. pells: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i -- ms. pelosi: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i'm glad that our speaker has brought the fiscal challenges to this floor. it's been long overdue. we have been calling on the speaker to bring forth middle-income tax cut now for a very long time. in fact, since last summer when it passed the united states senate. the president stands ready and poised with his pen to sign it. democrats in the house have a discharge petition to bring that bill to the floor. what stands in the way is an act on the part of the republican majority to bring a middle-income tax cut to the floor of the house. which across the country has almost universal support and which i think in this body, given the right to vote for it would have overwhelming support. up until know, everybody in the country, in pact in the world, have been talking about what's going to happen, those who pay attention to such matters, what's
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm EST
in elementary and high school, i had the good fortune to meet leaders of the state of california, the heads of executive departments, any number of them were brilliant attorneys. and they appreciated the fact that civil service is a public trust. the whole idea of democracy is that each generation is the trustee for the next. each generation has the obligation to ensure that democracy is stronger for the next generation than it is for our own. each generation has a duty to conserve and to preserve and then to transmit the assets of a democracy. and trustees don't grab all the assets for themselves. ed neese was squarely within that tradition. he considered public service to be a great honor. and it is again my pleasure, ed, to be with you this afternoon because you were the idea of a dedicated public servant. and your work continues here at heritage for which i congratulate you. the heritage of freedom is fragile, and it must be transmitted from one generation to the next. and that's the purpose of the heritage foundation, remarkable institution which exemplifies one of the strong voices th
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
. that is all i like to see. host: this is richard. he is in garden grove, california. what do you think about the fiscal cliff negotiations? caller: i wish to come to an easy medium. he is going to us to give everyone an incentive. why are they cut it? adjusted 500,000? that is its. -- just a 500,000. that is it. is this is for businesses or for personal assets? people making income or is it just for businesses ta and. everyone is going to have to pay some kind of taxes. you will never explain the cost cutting military. we never understood that. the president has been trying to show the republicans as being the bad guys. both sides are spending in the past. everyone wants to blame. the reserves and the bank's new they're learning about money than they should. it is good for business. now where what you pay for it at this time host: we did hear the president earlier. if you miss the can go on-line to a c-span.org and see the comment there. the numbers are up on the string. you can join us to be a twitter. bobby is on the line in indiana. you're on the republican line. caller: i have been a rep
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
've got to tell you, i know folks from all parts of the world, i'm from georgia, you're from california, but the people in georgia, their yen rossity is second to none. i love being part of that community. milton friedman said it's one thing when 90% of us agree to bear the burden ourselves to help 10% who are struggling, that's one thing. or second, the other thing is when 80% vote to impose taxes on the top 10% to help the bottom 10%. hear that. it's one thing when 90% of us agree that we need to bear the burden such that the least fortunate among us can prosper. it's the american way. i love that about this nation. but it's something else altogether, milltop friedman says, when 80% decide they want to tax the top 10% so they can help the bottom 10%. that is not who we are in america. that is not who we have ever been in america. where we let someone else carry the burden. what make this is country great is the shared burden. i hear the words shared burden from my friends on the other side of the aisle. i hear the words shared sacrifice from my friends on the other side of the aisle a
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 9:00am EST
comment. merry christmas. >> tom is in lancaster, california. independent line. caller: hello. this issue affects every american citizen, the job at for criminals do an executive order which is not worth the paper is printed on. it affects every american citizen because we have to pay higher taxes on everything. our schools, hospitals, and social security, because they are stealing from it to pay for the legal actions from this president. he cannot do this. it was not talked about during the elections because it was covered up through benghazi. thank you for your time. free america. >> thank you for your call, tom. "the hilt" gave a sense of the atmosphere among house republicans last night as they held a boat. one republican at the conference meeting speak on the condition of anonymity said after been addressed the conference, freshman congressman mike kelly took the microphone and a motion relating to his colleagues, what are you guys doing? how the hell can you do this to the speaker? shouting ensued among members and then later returned to the microphone to calm lawmakers down telling
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
disaster, in our case in california, earthquakes, floods, fire, whatever, but the moment when the people look to the public sector to say, do we really have this compact, are you there for us? when the storms hit last time into the new york area, our members came to us and said the devastation was so great that it has changed in some ways the character of our communities. the same thing can happen now unless we are there for the people. i do agree with you that the speaker has been gracious and open from what i have heard as to honoring that social compact, that we are there in times of natural disaster, to remove all doubt in people's mind that this is not going to be a political debate but a values debate. let me just say to that, because it comes to mind, i don't know why, when they can't -- when the bush administration came to us and said they needed $700 billion for the tarp funding, and the chairman of the fed said if we do not act immediately we will not have an economy by monday, this being four years ago, we acted. we didn't have a debate about this. we acted. now the taxpayers
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